LLB (Hons) Law with Criminal Justice*
|Award||LLB (Hons) Law with Criminal Justice*|
|Locations||Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury|
3 Years (full-time) / 4 Years (with foundation year)
16 September 2019
|Course Fees 2018||£9,250 (UK/EU) / £13,500 (International)|
*Subject to approval
Our LLB (Hons) with Criminal Justice is a qualifying law degree. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider commercial sectors, or in the wider criminal justice system and associated professions.
In addition to studying key legal topics, you will also study Criminal Justice options which examine the agencies and the institutions of the law, looking at their roles, responsibilities and discretion, as well as issues of accountability in relation to current developments in criminal justice. Focusing on key concepts, such as the definition of crime and the philosophy of sentencing. The legal process is central to criminal justice studies including, for example, courts and hearings for adults and young people; the theory and practice of sentencing; prison and community based penalties; and the place of human rights in these processes.
As with all our LLBs, this programme has a practical focus with the skills you need for your career embedded into the course. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition, with experienced tutors.
With Foundation Year
Locations Birmingham, Leeds and London Bloomsbury
UCAS Code M15P
The first year is a Foundation year, which focuses on developing an understanding of the legal sector and the key skills required to undertake the LLB (Hons) Law Degree. The subsequent three years then follow our full-time course.
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You'll study a total of 18 modules, six modules in each year of the course. This ensures you get a firm grounding in legal areas, but also gives you choices so you can develop your knowledge and skills to suit your career aims. Modules for the optional foundation year are also shown below.
In Semester 2 of Years 2 and 3 you choose three options each year from the modules listed below and you must select at least one law module and at least four Criminal Justice modules over Years 2 and 3.
Each single taught law module consists of face-to-face tuition in 11 large groups and 11 two-hour face-to-face sessions in small group workshops.
|Foundation Year||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
Introduction to Legal Personnel and Principles
Academic and Report Writing
Introduction to Marketing
Citizenship and the Law
Common Law Methods & Ethics
Academic & Professional Skills
The Law of Contract
The Law of Tort
Law of Organisations
Equity & Trusts
|Optional Law Modules*||
Access to Justice & Legal Services
A Research Project (double module)
Access to Justice & Legal Services
Canadian Constitutional Law**
Companies: Governance, Tax &Insolvency
Criminal Litigation & Evidence
Foundations of Canadian Law**
Wills & Succession
Criminal Justice in Modern Britain
Drugs and the Criminal Justice System
The Evolution of Prisons
*All options are indicative and subject to numbers; please note some subjects are offered in several years, but may only be selected once.
** London only.
Each year is made up of two semesters consisting of 12 teaching weeks and one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete assessments. You will study a total of 18 modules over the three years of the course.
- Year 1: 31 study weeks including a one-week induction
- Year 2: 30 study weeks
- Year 3: 30 study weeks
Assessments are spread out throughout the duration of the course, rather than having lots of exams at the end of the year. This means at the end of each semester, you have a revision/consolidation week followed by two weeks for assessment in each module.
Method of assessment
Throughout the course you are assessed by a variety of different assessment methods to enable you to demonstrate the development of your knowledge and skills throughout the programme. The methods of assessment include:
Examinations – two hours, ten multiple choice questions and a choice of two from six long form questions.
Coursework – essay, project report or portfolio.
The range of assessment methods reflects the practical nature of the programme and aligns the assessment with the learning outcomes of the programme. A mock assessment is included.
Your degree classification
You must pass each module to be awarded your LLB (Hons) Law Degree. The pass mark for each subject is 40%.
In calculating the overall average, for purposes of deciding the degree classification, the assessments are weighted as below.
|Weighted average||Degree classification|
|70% and above||1|
UK/EU Course Fee per year
International course fees per year